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CURRICULUM

SDAB is a Vaganova based school committed to preserving the purity of Russian classicism. Every pre-professional ballet instructor is an SDAB alumni, trained by its founders, and in turn the instructors impart the same unwavering commitment to high caliber technique in their instruction.

Every Academy student must enroll in SDAB, and pay a one time registration fee of $55.00. All payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable.  

Dancers trained at San Diego Academy of Ballet have secured professional  contracts at the most prestigious ballet  companies in the world.

PRE-BALLET

AGES 3-5

SATURDAYS 

9:30am - 10:15am

ASHLEY

TUESDAYS

5:45pm - 6:30pm

HANNAH

A fun, engaging way to introduce young children to the basics of ballet in a stimulating, entertaining environment - a merging of imagination play & ballet basics.

GIRLS' DRESS CODE: LIGHT PINK LEOTARD, PINK TIGHTS, PINK SHOES

1x week monthly tuition: $105

2x week monthly tuition: $198

TINY TUTU SUMMER WORKSHOP 2023 DETAILS COMING

BALLET 2
(New Level)

AGES 5-7

Wednesdays

4:30pm - 5:45

OLIVIA

Saturdays

10:30 - 11:45

OLIVIA 

For more experienced beginner ballet students, and children who already have the familiarity of the terminology and positions, but are not quite ready for intermediate technique. Ballet 2 builds on Ballet 1 curriculum with more structure and complexity.

GIRLS' DRESS CODE: LIGHT BLUE LEOTARD, PINK TIGHTS

1x week monthly tuition: $135

2x week monthly tuition: $235

BALLET 4
(Formerly Intermediate B)

AGES 10-13

MONDAYS

4:30 - 6:30

SIMONE

TUESDAYS

4:30 - 6:30

SIMONE

FRIDAYS

4:30 -6:30

*COMBO CLASS WITH B5*

SATURDAYS

12:00 - 1:30 

OLIVIA

An advanced intermediate  ballet class with an accelerated pace, and more complex variations and combinations. Pointe work for those with approval.

GIRLS' DRESS CODE: NAVY BLUE LEOTARD, PINK TIGHTS, PINK SHOES

4x week monthly tuition: $415

(4x week attendance is MANDATORY)

OPEN ADULT

ALL AGES

Mondays

9:30am - 11:15am

SYLVIA

INT/ADV

Fridays

9:30am - 11:15am 

MARSHALL

BEGINNER/INT

Saturdays

10:30 - 12:30

SYLVIA

INT/ADV

A range of beginner to faster paced intermediate/advanced Vaganova-based class for adults and teenagers.

 

NO DRESS CODE 

Drop in rate: $25/class

Class card: $240/10 classes

Spartan class card: $475/20 classes

See tuition page for class card details

BOYS' SUPERHERO

BOYS 4-10 YEARS OLD

SATURDAYS 

9:30am - 10:15am

MARSHALL

A stimulating & exhilarating class for boys simply striving to save the day.

 

This forty five minute class harnesses a curriculum in standard superhero skills, taught by retired American Ballet Theater dancer Marshall Whiteley, himself an SDAB alumni. 

While there is an array of various skills and abilities that contribute to superheroism; SDAB's curriculum caters to greatly increasing the likelihood that those enrolled will triumph in life's victories, both big and small.

GUYS' DRESS CODE: WORKOUT WEAR AND JAZZ SHOES OR SOCKS

Instructor: MARSHALL

$25/Class 

1x week monthly tuition $110

 BALLET 1
(Formerly Beginner Ballet)

AGES 4-6

SATURDAYS 

9:00am - 10:15am

OLIVIA

TUESDAYS

4:30pm - 5:45pm

ASHLEY

Ballet class for absolute beginners totally unfamiliar with ballet curriculum. It's OK if this is their first class, or they are revisiting ballet after time off. 

GIRLS' DRESS CODE: LILAC LEOTARD, PINK TIGHTS, PINK SHOES

1x week monthly tuition: $115

2x week monthly tuition: $215 

BABY BALLERINA SUMMER

WORKSHOP 2023 DETAILS COMING

BALLET 3
(Formerly Intermediate A)

AGES 7-10

Wednesdays

4:30pm - 6:00

OLIVIA

Saturdays

10:30 - 12:00

SIMONE

For children with a solid and fluent understanding of ballet basics. Ballet III focuses on advancing the complexity of the technique, and expanding the artistry of movement to prepare for pointe.

GIRLS' DRESS CODE: ROYAL BLUE LEOTARD, PINK TIGHTS

2x wk monthly tuition $250

3x wk monthly tuition: $315

BALLET 5
(Formerly Advanced)

AGES 13+

MONDAYS

4:00 - 5:30

BRIAN

TUESDAYS

4:30 - 6:00

SIMONE

WEDNESDAYS

4:30 -6:30

SIMONE

FRIDAYS

4:30 - 6:30

SYLVIA

*COMBO CLASS WITH B4*

SATURDAYS

10:30 -12:30 

SYLVIA

For those with a strong and confident bedrock of ballet technique, artistry and execution. Pointe after or during every class, as well as pas de deux class after Academy class on Mondays. 

GIRLS' DRESS CODE: BLACK LEOTARD, PINK TIGHTS, PINK SHOES

5x week monthly tuition: $575

(5x week attendance is MANDATORY

GROWN UP & ME

AGES 1-4

SATURDAYS 

8:30am - 9:15am

ASHLEY

For those too young to join Pre-Ballet, 'Grown Up & Me' is a class where grown ups and their little ones can take an entertaining and light cardio class together. Brimming with imagination play, and light ballet curriculum, a transition class in to the Academy. Parent participation is optional.

GIRLS' DRESS CODE: PINK LEOTARD, PINK TIGHTS, PINK BALLET SHOES

1x week monthly tuition: $110

$25/CLASS 

PAS DE DEUX

BALLET 5 & INVITE ONLY

TBD

A must for those pursuing professional careers, or already professional. Dancers will learn the basics of partnering skills, including lifts, placement, pirouettes, balances, alignment with one another.  Class is en pointe for girls.

Instructor: BRIAN

$25/Class 

MERIT

6-10 YEARS OLD

WEDNESDAYS 

2:30pm - 4:30pm

SIMONE

*INVITE ONLY*

A specialized and intense class for those displaying exceptional promise and ambition in ballet.

 

This two hour accelerated class focuses on an amplified technical and artistic  curriculum for those students seriously invested in their ballet training. 

 

A curriculum aligned with those expressing interest, and displaying a commitment to, the pursuit of  a professional career, this two hour class harnesses flexibility, strength training, pre-pointe work, technique, variations, artistry, as well as a  ballet history element of studies of standout performances.

GIRLS DRESS CODE: RED LEOTARD

Instructor: SIMONE

$50/Class 

1x week monthly tuition $210

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